Edit: updating this for new followers who might want to see this :D
15 books I recommend for anatomy, art fundamental study and art inspiration. Please note that these are simply my personal recommendations and books that's helped me a lot in the past.
I've taken photos for these books, so Here's a less image-heavy list (on tumblr)
This took so much longer than I first anticipated so I really hope people find this helpful cause, seriously, spending 3 days on this does not feel like it was worth it ^^;
edit: I'm putting the tl;dr list here first as a preview of the books I'm recommending.
TL;DR List of books
An Atlas of An
Hi, out there! If you've been following me for a while, you might have noticed that I recently competed in a pageant-style competition here on deviantArt called the Miss OC Pageant. Unfortunately, the contest is no longer active, but there was a TOOOON of effort and also great artwork poured into it, so I thought I would go ahead and honor at least one of the prizes that I had offered...
A JOURNAL FEATURE!
The original prize was to be offered to the contest's final line-up but, barring that, I just opened it to anyone who competed. :) If you did compete in the contest and somehow missed this feature, please feel free to still send me a note
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I have been there, deciding to sell your work is a scary decision. What do I do? How do I sell? How do I accept money? What do I do so that I don't lose money? What if no one buys my work? I went through every emotion and scary thought before I began. Three years after I opened my store I finally feel comfortable giving advice about it. This is a huge topic and I could write tons of info about it, so I'll begin with this introduction and build up on future ar
Sadly, the Miss OC group is there no more, and this years contest ended without a result.
I really enjoyed this while it lasted, and it makes me long for other simple Original Character Tournaments, where you don't have to enter several comic pages each round, and there's no super complicated overall story you have to keep track of. Seriously, if anyone know of any, I'd love to hear about them.
The Miss OC concept was brilliant. It's a pageant. Contestants are eliminated each round. You get to follow those that make it, as there's fewer and fewer, and yet, each artist's followers, can still enjoy that artist's work, without knowing about an